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Wind Symphony and Symphony Band to Perform
at UW-Eau Claire March 12

RELEASED: Feb. 28, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will present a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The Symphony Band, directed by Dr. Phillip Ostrander, assistant professor of music, will begin the concert with "Slava" by Leonard Bernstein and "My Robin is to the Greenwood Gone" by Percy Grainger. The ensemble also will perform works by Thomas Duffy and Ira Hearshen. Robert Baca, professor of music, will be featured on trumpet in Allen Vizzuti's "Five Episodes for Trumpet and Brass Ensemble." The Symphony Band will close with Vasily Kalinnikov's Finale from Symphony No. 1 in G Minor.

Under the direction of Dr. Richard Mark Heidel, associate professor of music, the Wind Symphony will take the stage next, opening with "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich. The band will also perform David Gillingham's "Heroes, Lost and Fallen" and Bernhard Heiden's "Diversion," featuring music lecturer Dr. Nancy Mc Millan on alto saxophone. The ensemble also will perform work by composers Edward Elgar and David Holsinger. The Wind Symphony will conclude the concert with "March from 1941" by John Williams, as arranged by Paul Lavender.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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